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October 23rd, 2005, 10:11 AM
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I live in TX and my parents live in IN and they will be down for the Christmas holidays. They would like to throw a baby shower while they are here. Should I register at stores? If so, which stores are good? Most people invited to the shower live all over TX and out of state.

And most importantly...what items should I be asking for? Please help me make a shopping list!

First time mommy! Due date 3/24/06. U/S says it's a BOY!

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October 23rd, 2005, 11:23 AM
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Congrads on the baby boy! I also live in Texas and the majority of my family is in New York. I haven't had a baby shower yet (not TTC), but I just got married a little over a year ago.

What I did was I registered for a lot of stuff (majority) at Target since there are those up there and down here. I also registered with Dillards. People now a days can get online and see your registry and buy there, have it gift wrapped and sent ANYWHERE!

I know this because I just did it for a friend. She was registered on Babies R Us and I looked up her registry, ordered what I wanted to get her, and signed a little gift note to it. Gift Wrapping does usually end up costing more though. (BTW, I didn't gift wrap - just the note)

I would probably say to register wherever you want. Target, Wal-mart, and Babies R Us all have registries and are all able to be viewed online if that is something people would like to do.

As for what to ask for, I will tell you what my MIL told me when I was registering for my wedding. She said to register for EVERYTHING I wanted and just see. She said some people will get together and buy a big thing (for you - ie. crib, changing table, etc). I saw a lot of that when I co-hosted a baby shower for a neighbors child shortly after my wedding. She got a lot of big things, though not the crib and stuff at the actual shower, because the neighbors (new grandparents) had already bought it.

Good Luck! I hope that what I have said helps you! Feel free to PM me if you want to ask me something else!
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Hope you have a great holiday and a wonderful baby shower!

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